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NATIONAL SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME SOCIAL SECURITY PENSIONS

 The Government of India introduced National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) w.e.f. 15.8.1995 with a view to support minimum needs of the poor destitutes having little or no regular means of subsistence from their own source of income or through financial support from their family members.   One of the components is National Old Age Pension scheme.  Under the scheme poor destitute old aged persons of 65 and above are extended support at the rate of   Rs.75/- per pensioner per month.     

             The Government of Andhra Pradesh decided to bring the disbursement of all pensions under one umbrella by transferring the widow pensions from Social Welfare Department and disabled pensions from Disabled Welfare Department to the Rural Development Department w.e.f. 1.4.2006.    

The amount of pension was Rs. 75/- per month till 2005-06.  From the year 2005-06, it was increased Rs. 100/- per month and from 2006-07, the amount of pension has been increased from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 200/- per month for all the pensions under Old Age, Weavers, Widows, Disabled and INDIRAMMA.

Further, the Government has introduced INDIRAMMA programme w.e.f. 01.04.2006 to develop model villages and towns on the concept of saturation of identified basic infrastructure facilities and welfare measures in a phased manner covering a period of three years.  Sanctioning of pensions to the entire eligible persons is one among the nine basic amenities identified under INDIRAMMA.    

Eligibility  criteria for getting the Old Age, Weavers, Widows and Disabled pensions is as follows: 

  1. Eligibility criteria common to all pensions
  1. Old Age Pension
  1. Weavers Pension
  1. Widow Pension
  1. Disabled Pension

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